Simulation Training and the WKHS Innovation Center


  • This simulation training will occur at the Willis-Knighton Innovation Center’s Virtual Hospital. This unique facility is complete with 22 patient rooms and uses the latest high-fidelity simulators to recreate real-life situations for residents to hone their clinical skills.
  • The goal of simulation training is to utilize standardized patients, patient simulators, procedural task trainers, and virtual reality to teach important clinical skills and abilities to residents in a controlled setting to prepare them for independent practice.
  • This simulation curriculum incorporates faculty support in the form of evidence-based debrief lectures following the simulation session to reinforce the clinical applications and lessons incorporated into the clinical scenario.
    1. Procedures Training: includes training in ultrasound, abscess drainage, chest tube, intubation, pleural tap, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, central line, peripheral line/PICC line, venipuncture, joint aspiration, CRRT, plasmapheresis, ventilator, hemodialysis, EKG, NG tube insertion, arterial line, foley catheter insertion, wound care management.
    2. Clinical Scenarios: SOB, apnea, bradycardia, temporary pacemaker, tachycardia, hypoxia, hypotension, shock, dizziness, syncope, seizure, acute gastrointestinal bleed, anaphylaxis, delirium, combative/violent patient, difficult airway, DKA, alcohol withdrawal, head trauma, hypertensive crisis, sepsis, hyperkalemia, alcohol intoxication, opioid overdose, acute rash.
    3. Code Management: incorporated into the training for BLS and ACLS.
    4. End of Life Counselling.
    5. Breaking bad news/disclosure of a death to family members.
    6. Sterile technique for masking, gowning, and gloving.
    7. Difficult patient.
    8. Managing family members with different views.
    9. Disclosure of an adverse event.
    10. Reading CXR, chest/abdomen/pelvis CT, ultrasound of kidney, liver, bladder.

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